Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-Advanced Practice

Job Summary: The nurse practitioner serves as a key clinical provider and team member in the treatment and management of the surgical patient in the operative, emergency department, med/surg floor and intensive care unit settings. He/she will practice under the direction of the Chief of Surgery and other attending surgeons in a manner consistent with both the Board of Registration in Medicine regulations and hospital policy. Primarily, this individual will cover patients of BID-Needham physicians credentialed in the Department of Surgery and will also work collaboratively with the Critical Care Intensivist and Hospitalist on the med/surg floor and Intensive Care Unit. The nurse practitioner is responsible for the initial assessment and admission of patients; assisting in the evaluation and preparation of patients for surgery; caring for patients following surgery and in the intensive care unit setting.
Essential Responsibilities:
Demonstrates collaborative efforts with health team members such as nurses, social workers, infection control staff, etc.
Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.
Demonstrates compliance to the hospital's Code of Conduct and Employee Standards of Behavior.
Must be able to work with autonomy within Massachusetts law under direction of supervising physician.
Performs comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams (where indicated) on surgical patients admitted through the Emergency Department and on those held for Observation.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Nurse Practitioner required.
License Nurse Practitioner License required., and Registration Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.
0-1 years related work experience required in Postgraduate experience as a surgical nurse practitioner.
Must be approved by the Board of Directors BID-Needham
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.

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